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Wall relief of an obese male

A wall relief of an obese male with folds of flesh, gynaecomastia and a paunch. It was not unusual for pharaohs and wealthy people to have themselves portrayed with rolls of fat about their abdomen since this indicated prosperity and success. However, the skin folds of mummies such as those of the pharoahs Amenophis III (reigned 1386-1349 BCE, Dynasty XVIII) and Ramesses III (reigned 1182-1151, dy…